1. Anyone interested in HIPAA? I've just been named my facilities Privacy Official - and was checking to see how this was being presented to nurses (if at all).
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  3. by   BBnurse34
    HIPAA? hmm never heard of it........... What is it ( ducks her head and hopes she doesn't look retarded)
  4. by   radnurse2001
    I'm so glad you asked first...I did not know either
  5. by   misti_z
    I don't have a clue either. I did some surfing and this is what I found:

    With the passage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, health care providers were put on notice of forthcoming federal mandates to simplify the administration of health care and to protect the confidentiality of patient data wherever it resides in the health care system.
    But I still don't really understand!
  6. by   NRSKarenRN
    MUCHO info on HIPAA available at healthleaders.com website (requires free registration).

    Here is direct link:
    Administrative, technical security risk assessment is key to successful HIPAA compliance

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